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The Ecology Center Presents: Cheesemaking (For All Ages)













 This was suggested by one of our members - Ariana.

Enjoy superior tasting cheese - free from preservatives, stabilizers, and plastic wrap. Learn about ingredients, techniques, tools and the science behind making cheese at home.

We love cheese, but we love being a cheesemaker even more. Cheesemaking is a unique trade skill that dates back thousands of years. Not just to please our taste buds, cheese was made as a way to add nutritional value, economical value, and preserve different types of milk - cow, goat and sheep being the most common. In this workshop, learn how the process of turning milk into delicious cheese is quite simple. Understand ingredients, techniques, tools and how to get started. Become a cheesemaker today! You’re already a cheesemaker? Even better! Come sharpen your craft and learn skills around culturing, draining, and ripening cheeses.

So, why make cheese at home instead of buying it from the store? When you choose homemade cheese, you choose to reduce your energy and resource consumption by eliminating the environmental costs of processing, packaging, refrigerating and transporting. Another benefit? You can taste the difference in the freshness of homemade cheese. Plus, you eliminate preservatives, stabilizers, other artificial ingredients and the plastic wrap that store-bought cheese must contain in order to sit on the shelf for months. Did we mention, making your own cheese is cheap, fun, and oh yeah, delicious. Learn the basics of making cheese today!

To learn more about this class or to reserve your spot today, click here or call us at (949) 854-5500.

By participating in this program you are supporting The Ecology Center’s Back Yard Skills workshops, which encourages people to be part of the solution by teaching them the building blocks to have a sustainable culture.


$12 minimum fee per person, whatever you pay is paid forward. All funds collected support The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano.




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  • Teresa K.

    Ditto all comments...... Goat cheese here I come!

    June 2, 2013

  • Marque H.

    Heather was great and the cheese was terrific. Can't wait to make my own cheese now!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun. Definitely hands on. I just thought we each should have our own cheese to put our hands on.
    Heather was great.

    June 2, 2013

  • Carole

    This was a great event! Heather is wonderful instructor and cheesemaker. Very hands-on, literally for everyone who attended. We really learned how to make cheese, and it was delicious.

    June 2, 2013

  • Teresa K.

    Great!! Just got in.....can't wait...sounds like so much fun.

    May 31, 2013

  • Jules

    I see my wait list rsvp was just accepted. Guess I should have taken my name off the wait list as I already made plans for tomorrow. Thanks anyway.

    May 31, 2013

  • Hazel

    I would like to attend-please notify if can come.

    May 31, 2013

    • Rina D.

      Thanks Ariana! Just let me know if some spots come available!!

      May 31, 2013

  • Jonathan L.

    did we all have to call/make reservations or are we in?

    May 21, 2013

    • Marque H.

      Yes. I didn't know that either but they have a wait list.

      May 21, 2013

  • Marque H.

    FYI, if you are on the wait list for this event you will have to contact the location and be put on the wait list with them. Signing up here was just a formality.

    May 21, 2013

  • Chris B.

    We're going to attend the April 27 class at the Ecology Center instead.

    April 16, 2013

  • Marque H.

    I just bought a cheesemaking kit so this class is very timely, looking forward to it!

    March 15, 2013

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